Sunday, January 11, 2009
Thoughts on LOA
It's interesting how sometimes we have to go in a complete circle to arrive at our sought for destination. I have been in spiritual study mode for some time now - years in fact - and am definitely growing- by leaps and bounds and baby steps too. I started looking into LOA (Law of Attraction) after seeing the Secret a couple of times. After about a year of study - reading books, and in a group setting - I have come to the realization (or remembrance) that the real issue, i mean the truth of the matter...the THING i seek...is WAAAYYY deeper than i thought at first. People i have met are learning about LOA and looking for IT and thinking ahhh...i can do these meditations and learn these principles and start to manifest the material / relationship/ financial things that are missing from my life. that's what i thought. and don't get me wrong, I do believe there are spiritual laws, LOA being one of them, that are applied (and usually not in any purposeful way) are the basis for the way we perceive our lives. There's just so very much more to it. that's what i found out. this is a spiritual journey - whether you know it or not. i think i can safely say that everyone i know is motivated in life to some degree by the things they want and feel they need to be happy. and most of those things are material. AND there's not a thing wrong with that. HERE'S the twist...the path toward what we are seeking is in the other direction. we're not supposed to be after the STUFF but after the SOURCE and in seeking the SOURCE, the STUFF will show up.
Now I'm really understanding this but I read that in the scriptures YEARS & YEARS ago!
Matthew 6:33 in the King James version says:
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
This is how "The Message" version states it:
Matthew 6:30 -33"If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving. People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
And the funniest thing is that it's quite simple once you remember it. If you're looking for IT on the surface - in the stuff of life - it's unlikely you'll find it. That's why i think even the wealthy & famous can be miserable. You have to look inside. And though it may be simple it really is quite deep...INFINITE even.
If you are looking for a place to start I recommend reading a few books that are helping me.
1. the Bible - once you start to understand you'll see it's all in there.
2. Infinite Self by Stuart Wilde - written in a conversational and humorous way with practical application of spiritual lessons.
3. Manifest your destiny by Wayne Dyer - a practical guide to...well...practicing spiritual laws with examples of meditation.
Boy the clarity with which i am understanding this today feels really good!